Among the Flexible Pathway options there are opportunities for students to participate in work-based learning experiences. Work-based learning experiences are activities that involve actual work experience or that connect classroom learning to employment and careers. Through work-based learning experiences, educational programs become more relevant, rigorous, challenging, and rewarding for students, parents, educators, and businesses. These opportunities particularly help students make the connection between academic principles and real world applications. For many, understanding 'Why do I need to know this?' provides motivation for more learning.
- Work-Based Learning Manual (coming soon)
- Work-Based Learning within the Career Development Progression
- Vermont Work-Based Learning Standards
Work-Based Learning Coordinator Endorsement
The Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators (VSBPE) has worked with a committee of field-based practitioners, Cooperative Career and Technical Education Coordinator license holders, and other educational partners to update the Work-Based Learning Coordinator endorsement. The endorsement revisions support Vermont’s goal to increase students’ participation in work-based learning as part of the high school experience and will ensure that these experiences are safe, legal, meaningful, and sustainable learning opportunities for students, employers, and community organizations. For more information regarding obtaining a Work-Based Learning educator endorsement, please email Educator Licensing or call (802) 479-1700.